Small-Town Massachusetts Donut Shop Makes Yelp Top 100
A fluffy golden brown donut is a perfect way to start your day.
Almost all donuts are delicious, but having a donut stand out from the rest is something many people try to achieve. With a variety to choose from, you need to find just the right shop to satisfy your taste buds.
Yelp, the online user recommendations and review website, has "identified businesses in the donut category, then ranked those spots using several factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews” by customers. The results is its list of the top 100 United States donut shops.
All kinds are represented: glazed, iced, dipped, sprinkled, and cream-filled donuts -- and more.
Impressively, Ruby Donut, a Massachusetts shop, made the list at No. 96.
Tucked in the small town of Ayer, Ruby Donut is home to dozens of fresh donuts that you need to try.
The small business, with an overall rating of five stars, is open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You can pair the donut of your choice with fresh bubble tea or coffee, or venture into other dishes such as their apple and raspberry fritter, blueberry cake, bear claws, chocolate glazed twists and Boston cream pastries.
The price for a donut is $1.59. You can get a half-dozen for $8.99 and a dozen for between $10.99 and $17.99.
“What a hidden gem!,” Yelp user Mat R. wrote. “The donuts: Amazingly fresh, super light and very flavorful. I was shocked when I tried the jelly donut in how amazing it was. We bought a dozen and everyone that had one was very impressed and wanted more.”
Many others not only agreed with Mat but gave their own takes on the mom-and-pop shop.
“If this isn't the cutest little place ever, I don't know what is. The donuts are awesome, unique, and fresh.” proclaimed Maliha K. “Everyone who works at Ruby Donuts is super nice! The donuts are fresh every day, and they are perfect."
Round Rock Donuts in Round Rock, Texas, took first place, and SK Donuts and Croissants out of Los Angeles, California, took second place.
It just goes to show, that you don't always have to have a franchise to be considered the best. Quality over quantity.